chicken health

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    Bald Spots for Months......Help!

    Hello! Before I dive into this, I just wanted to say that I know that I have already posted about this problem, but I didn't receive any effective help....Therefore, I am hoping that more people will see this, and offer any advice! Thanks so much in advance!! In September 2020 one of my hens...
  2. Harun

    Is sand really good for a coop?

    I was thinking about replacing the pine shavings in my coop with sand instead, but is sand really that much better? Wouldn't it produce dust which lingers in the air? Also, would chickens bathe in sand? If so, it could get in the other chicken's eyes. One last thing, wouldn't it be cold for...
  3. J

    Questions about chickens that eat their own eggs!

  4. Australorp94

    What Brand of Epsom Salts?

    Hi BYC community! I have been reading up on epsom salts and the many ways one can use them for chickens who are ill. I would like to treat my flock to a spa treatment and give them epsom salt baths when they are stressed. What brands do y'all recommend? I'm also thinking about administering some...
  5. M

    Pecan Tree Run

    Oh wow, when I had my contractor build a chicken run across the back of the old chicken barn that came with my small country house, I was intimidated. I thought, now I've gone and done it. It's built with heavy timber centers and 2x4s, has a metal skirt buried a foot and a half into the ground...
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    I don’t know what’s wrong with my rooster! Please help!

    I have a silkie rooster who’s maybe half a year old now, and today when I went into the coop he was acting strangely— he seemed to be trying to preen his chest aggressively, but there’s nothing wrong on the outside of his chest. I noticed he had poop in his eye so I brought him in to flush it...
  7. J

    Chicken yawning/gasping

    I have a chicken that’s yawning/gasping. The neck looks much bigger than her sisters.i felt it and it just feels like extra skin, not fluidy. I’m worried as we found 1 of her sisters dead in the very secure coop a few weeks ago with no apparent injuries. they are about 15-16 weeks old. They...
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    What could be happening to my chicken

    A few days ago one of my three chickens looked weak. She was sitting on the ground, didn't eat much, seemed to drink more water than normal, and she went to sleep earlier than the other chickens. I thought it could be an egg bound. The next morning I found a weird egg. It was the biggest I had...
  9. MamaChick70

    New MamaChick

    I joined back yard chicken a bit ago when I was doing my research and came across the website. I wanted to start to get familiar and start learning about the chicks/chickens - I got my girls 6/18/20. I have 6 in total, three red sex links, and three black sex links. This breed was referred to...
  10. E

    Broiler vs Layers

    Good greetings to you all. I want to stir up a contradictory topic.To get started ,broiler chickens are fleshier than backyard chickens although they on average take a mere 6 weeks to mature.In contrast to backyard chickens can take more than 12 weeks to mature and still may not be as fleshy as...
  11. Green Tea : Awesome & Powerful Benefits For Chickens

    Green Tea : Awesome & Powerful Benefits For Chickens

    Hello everyone Happy Holidays! first . As you know my name is Saaniya i'm Psychologist & very passionate about chickens and their health and i keep finding all those natural and herbal stuff for your flock that makes your Backyard or Pet chickens super healthy . Today's article is all about...
  12. BrahmaMom1797

    Moving Coops Questions

    Hello!! I have two hens, a Swedish Flower hen and a barred rock hen that are just gonna be too big to keep with my little birds. I have a little spot in my coop I could keep them in the morning and at night that could hopefully get them used to my other hens and the other big hens to them. I...
  13. Z

    Chicken Salpingectomy:help!

    Hi all! My sweet hen has been having recurring problems with laying eggs and our vet recommended that she get a Salpingectomy(chicken hysterectomy). Unfortunately I don’t have the money($3500) to get this surgery for her right now:( I am posting on here because I wonder if maybe someone has had...
  14. teignch1cken

    Soft eggshells and very tough membranes?

    i’m looking for suggestions and advice! Out of our five chickens, only one of them is consistently laying eggs with very soft shells. The top of the eggs are particularly soft with lots of little bumps on the point. Is there anything besides lack of calcium and too much salt intake that can...
  15. Krazy_chicken_lady1205

    Help!!! Hen with with wound!

    I have a hen who recently I noticed had a pretty bad wound on her rear end so I sprayed some vetericyn and separated her to prevent hens from pecking her, however when I went to check on her today she doesn’t move much, keeps her eyes closed for the most part, and had ants on her, I got most...
  16. M

    What is wrong with my chicken? Leg issues

    So my chicken has had a dodgy leg for a while now. We did initially sort it but now it has come back. She eats and drinks fine but barely moves all day. And will have a huge limp when trying to move on her foot. I have to carry her into her bed every night and i'm not sure what this could be...
  17. Watermeat

    Wry Neck Treatment

    So, one of my two month old chickens has a chase of wry neck. Today, I finally got to start her treatment. I read on a forum somewhere on this website that both chicken and human supplements helped, so today I picked up a bottle of Vitamin E supplements and some foods with selenium to help my...
  18. C

    Re: Recent Post - Hope it Helps Someone

    Posted a number of days ago regarding a sweet hen that suddenly became sick. It wasn't clear what was wrong. She rests in the nesting box mostly, and came out once, but squawked like she was in pain. - I was able to find a chicken vet in Longmont, and they immediately placed my chicken on liquid...
  19. B

    Chicken Health

    I have been having issues with my chickens living past 6-9 months. I have 3 chickens now that are approximately 5 months old and seem very healthy. My concern is one of thems breast feels non existent compared to the other two. I noticed this on one of my other chickens that died shortly...
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